Testing For Intellectual & Academic Giftedness
Do you believe your child may be gifted? Are you seeking AIG services in Wake, Guilford, Durham, Orange, Lee, Johnston counties or elsewhere in the North Carolina Public School System? Or are you simply curious about your child's IQ or cognitive abilities? Wynns Family Psychology offers a full range of expert testing services, including Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Achievement, and Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) evaluations. Click HERE for a complete list of our assessment services.
How Do You Know If Your Child Is Gifted?
Do you wonder if your child is Gifted because he or she has an excellent memory, is an early reader, is a creative thinker, or has strong problem-solving skills? Often parents witness signs that a child may be brighter or more advanced than average. Although there is no official list, you can find signs of giftedness on our IQ and Gifted Resources page. This may give you a better idea about whether or not you child may be Gifted / have a high IQ and warrant AIG, Academic, or IQ Testing.
Why to Consider Academically / Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Testing for Your Child
In addition to having valuable information about your child's strengths and weakness, if you think he or she is highly intelligent and could be considered "gifted," you may want AIG Testing. Testing your child with one of our experienced professionals can:
- Help identify your child for a Gifted program
- Provide details about learning needs, including strengths and weaknesses
- Discover any learning disabilities requiring intervention
- Help advocate for appropriate educational accommodations
The best time to test for giftedness is when your child is 4-years-old or older. Testing before age four can sometimes result in unreliable scores because behavior is more unpredictable.
AIG / Gifted Testing for Children
Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted testing combines both IQ and Achievement assessments to determine if your child is eligible for AIG services within his or her NC public school. If your child is identified as gifted, it's important to get him or her appropriate educational experiences at an early age. Gifted kids can quickly become bored with school if lessons are beneath their academic and intellectual levels. This can ironically lead to underachieving or behavioral challenges if their special needs aren't met.
IQ Testing for Children (& Adults)
We also provide IQ Testing for children and adults, which is designed to evaluate an individual’s innate cognitive/intellectual abilities – not necessarily what has already been learned, but his or her cognitive/intellectual capacity. This testing is designed to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses. IQ Testing can be provided on its own or as a component of AIG (Academically/Intellectually Gifted), LD (Learning Disability), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) evaluations.
Achievement Testing for Children
Achievement testing assesses your child's performance in reading, writing, and math – this determines what he or she has already learned and knows. It measures the comprehension of acquired skills and content. Achievement testing can help determine your child's specific areas of academic strengths and weaknesses and it can be a valuable resource, across different types of schooling environments, by tracking your child's academic progress over the years
We Can Help with Gifted, IQ, and Achievement Testing
Wynns Family Psychology is experienced with Gifted evaluations, Learning Disability Evaluations, and Achievement / IQ testing. We frequently test children in the Wake, Guilford, Durham, and Orange County Public School Systems, as well as surrounding areas. We're confident you'll be more than satisfied with our services, as our professional assessments and thorough reports have a stellar reputation throughout NC!